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Is My Car Totaled?

Andy Mohr Collision Center Blog

Posted: November 14, 2018

If you’ve just been in a considerably large accident in the Indianapolis, Plainfield, Fishers, or Bloomington areas, you may have one question on your mind: Is my car totaled?

Before you decide to go and look for a new car, you’ll want to determine whether your current car can be repaired. The team at Andy Mohr Collision Center is here to help you do so. Read on to learn more!

What Does it Mean When a Car is Totaled?

In the eyes of the insurer, a totaled car is a “total loss.” It’s what happens when the value of your car is exceeded by the amount of money it would take for auto repair services after an accident. In this case, the insurance company will estimate a new value and pay you the cash outright. 

When a car is deemed a total loss, it’s most likely to end up scrapped. However, the driver could retain the car if they feel it could be stripped or restored.

How Do I Know if My Car is Totaled?

How can you know if your car is totaled? It’s the job of the car insurance company to tell you just that. 

Right after the accident, you’ll want to file your claim with the insurance company. Very soon after (perhaps in the next day or two), they’ll send out an adjuster to appraise the damage to your vehicle.

Once this appraisal has been processed, the insurance company will let you know if the car has been totaled or not. 

Getting Your Car Back into Shape

If the insurance company feels confident that your car can be fixed, you’ll want to find a reliable collision center right away. The sooner they get your car in the shop, the sooner you’ll be able to get behind the wheel again.

Even if the car has sustained major body damage, it can still get repaired back into great shape. With a skilled team of ASE-certified technicians like ours working on your vehicle, you’ll be back on the road before you know it.

Our technicians are equipped not just with the latest tools, they also have cutting-edge technology to help them precisely diagnose your vehicle’s problems. After all, frame damage isn’t the only risk in a collision. Components under the hood could have been greatly damaged, too.

Our collision team will pinpoint where the trouble is, and promptly get to work on either replacing the necessary parts or hammering your car back into shape.

We’ll even tow your car, if it’s currently sitting somewhere. Just contact us as soon as your insurance company gives you the green light, and we’ll get started!

Contact Our Collision Center Today

After an accident, we want all Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington area drivers to know that they can trust the Andy Mohr Collision Center team. We’ll accurately diagnose your vehicle’s damages, and have it fixed as soon as we can.

Contact our collision center today to repair your vehicle!

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